Welcome to St Austell Bay, nestled on Cornwalls south coast, it is a striking curve of spectacular coastal scenery, an area rich in cultural heritage, natural beauty, wildlife and creative communities. Whether you’ve been living in the area for years or are visiting for the first time, you’ll find plenty of things to do – days out for the family, the best local restaurants, cafes, bars and top attractions. Keep up to date with many of the local initiatives such as the Austell Project and discover St Austell with us.


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College welcomes new Chair of Governors

The Cornwall College Group, one of the largest educational providers in the South West, welcomes Patrick Newberry as new Chair of Governors.


Sandy Brown’s Earth Goddess

Work starts on new china clay inspired artwork in St Austell. Sandy Brown's Earth Goddess will be the tallest ceramic sculpture in the UK.


Townscape Heritage Scheme

Cornwall Council initiative completes another makeover in St Austell town as part of the Townscape Heritage Scheme.


This Place is on the Move

An interview with Dr Alex Murdin - Austell Project and Cllr Richard Pears - Mayor of St Austell, The Guardian visited St Austell Town


There is more to St Austell than meets the eye. The South West Coast Path connects the beaches in an area rich with natural wildlife, nautical history and maritime heritage. In-land, adventure awaits.


Clay Trails Network

The clay trails are a network of short walking, cycling and horse riding trails through China Clay Country.

Towns & villages


Whether you live in Fowey near St Austell or just visiting there are plenty of opportunities to try something new.


South West Coast Path

The South West coast path is walked by millions of people discovering new places and taking in some spectacular views.

Days Out & Attractions

The Eden Project

Inside the eden biomes are plants that are collected from many diverse climates and environments.


The Lost Gardens Of Heligan

One of the most mysterious and romantic estates in England and one of the area’s most popular attractions.

Days Out & Attractions

Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum

Wheal Martyn in St Austell is Cornwall & the UK's only China Clay mining museum.

Austell Green

Lining the streets with colour

A riot of colour made of wildflower meadows lined the road verges of the A391 this summer

Days Out & Attractions


One of the most visited house and gardens in the St Austell area.


Hidden Valley Gardens

A beautiful award-winning cottage style garden and plant nursery.

Austell Ceramic

Bringing a creative spirit to St Austell

Bringing public engagement to visually deprived areas of the town to build pride in our built environment


Brickfield Guide to Cornish Brickmaking


Spit Beach

Spit beach is a small south facing beach accessed by various points on the Coast Path.

Days Out & Attractions

Restormel Castle

Standing in ruins amid beautiful countryside, Restormel is one of the most remarkable castles in Britain.